The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 244 221 218
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 16 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.93% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
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£425 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £367 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £37.50 £38.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.70 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £40.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-24.69% +10.95%
Device Driver
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2888 2576 2394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.60% 28.87% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1380 1151
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 139 172
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Device Driver Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region.

Device Driver Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Device Driver Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Device Driver
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South East region.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +18 6 £275 - 2
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £500 - 1
Hampshire -6 4 - -
Oxfordshire -19 1 £425 +46.55% 2
Kent - 1 - -
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver.

1 24 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (52.50%) Linux
3 18 (45.00%) C
4 14 (35.00%) C++
4 14 (35.00%) Windows
5 10 (25.00%) VMware
5 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Android
7 8 (20.00%) C#
8 7 (17.50%) Java
8 7 (17.50%) AIX
8 7 (17.50%) Perl
8 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.50%) Electronics
8 7 (17.50%) SAN
8 7 (17.50%) Veritas
8 7 (17.50%) SCCM
8 7 (17.50%) iSCSI
8 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
8 7 (17.50%) FCoE
8 7 (17.50%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (17.50%) Android Development
9 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) Embedded C
10 5 (12.50%) Python
10 5 (12.50%) HTTP
10 5 (12.50%) Firmware
10 5 (12.50%) Multithreading

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
1 7 (17.50%) SAN
1 7 (17.50%) iSCSI
1 7 (17.50%) FCoE
1 7 (17.50%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (12.50%) HTTP
3 4 (10.00%) SSL
4 3 (7.50%) SNMP
4 3 (7.50%) RTP
5 2 (5.00%) DVB
5 2 (5.00%) NFC
6 1 (2.50%) L2TP
6 1 (2.50%) 802.15
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
6 1 (2.50%) OpenVPN
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) FTP
6 1 (2.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) GCC
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.50%) SCons
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.50%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (2.50%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (17.50%) Electronics
2 3 (7.50%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Software Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) IT Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Platform Architect
6 1 (2.50%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) SAN Storage Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (2.50%) STL
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
2 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) JSON
2 1 (2.50%) WCF
2 1 (2.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (7.50%) HP Storage
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (7.50%) EMC VNXe
1 3 (7.50%) HP StoreVirtual
2 2 (5.00%) STB
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) MPEG
2 2 (5.00%) EMV
2 2 (5.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.50%) DTV
3 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) Android
4 7 (17.50%) AIX
5 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.50%) FreeBSD
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Android Development
5 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 4 (10.00%) System Testing
6 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Software Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.50%) Benchmarking
7 3 (7.50%) UML
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 2 (5.00%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) OO
8 2 (5.00%) TDD
8 2 (5.00%) Kanban
9 1 (2.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) C
2 14 (35.00%) C++
3 8 (20.00%) C#
4 7 (17.50%) Java
4 7 (17.50%) Perl
5 6 (15.00%) Embedded C
6 5 (12.50%) Python
7 4 (10.00%) Assembly Language
7 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.50%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.50%) Ada
9 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.50%) Ruby
9 1 (2.50%) C++/CLI
9 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (10.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (5.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) Firmware
3 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) VMware
2 7 (17.50%) Veritas
3 4 (10.00%) IBM
4 3 (7.50%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) EMC
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Perforce
5 1 (2.50%) Green Hills
5 1 (2.50%) Assembla
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